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Maintenance Manager 


Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Maintenance Manager. We have one, full-time, benefitted position open.


This position provides daily supervision of the Maintenance Department and manages various facility programs in support of the daily operation and maintenance of the buildings and infrastructure of the zoo.


  • Plan, schedule, supervise and direct the work of personnel engaged in the day-to-day maintenance of buildings and building systems, water systems, sewer and drainage systems, plumbing, electrical, HVAC-R, Life Support Systems, and other infrastructure needs.
  • Coordinate Maintenance department activities and labor support with other departments, supervisors, and contractors.
  • Prioritize work, set work standards, and inspect work in progress and upon completion for completeness and accuracy.
  • Determine maintenance needs of facility equipment, arrange for storage of materials and equipment used in work, and implement maintenance management systems.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance plans.
  • Use databases and scheduled meetings to identify, communicate and plan workload, including scheduling, implementation, and securing equipment and inventory needed for routine and event-specific tasks.
  • Support the planning, implementation, and management of all maintenance programs relating to the interior, exterior, site conditions, and appearances of the facility.
  • Proactively inspect the facility, systems, rooms, common areas, etc. and report back any findings or issues to direct supervisor.
  • Manage Exhibits and Facilities databases as assigned, including but not limited to CMMS Systems (Accruent), work orders/work requests, and utility databases.
  • Help collect, analyze and present data, to include:
  • Assisting in providing information and reports necessary for the development of facility operations budgets for the zoo, including contributions towards multiyear planning efforts for major maintenance, facility improvement, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Preparing reports of such statistical data as may be required to provide accurate and current assessment of facility management objectives
  • Perform routine departmental duties including but not limited to managing budgets, maintaining records, preparing reports, and ordering supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Resolve scheduling, implementation, equipment, and inventory issues.
  • Foster a respectful, collaborative work environment with coworkers, other departments, and vendors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and two years of experience or six or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office tools (specifically Word, Excel and email Outlook), Adobe Suite, CMMS Systems, and customized and other databases.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and requests and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
  • Employs best practices while continually seeking to improve effectiveness of the position and displaying an on-going commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to adapt communication based on audience and purpose with inclusivity.
  • Ability to work effectively within diverse teams and environments while able to work independently and treat everyone with respect.
  • Ability to hold self accountable and handle change positively.
  • Ability to evaluate problems and to effectively solve in a timely manner, while responding to concerns with empathy and inclusivity.
  • Ability to identify and suggest changes that promote positive impacts with a lens for diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to engage team members in open and honest communication and coach employees to develop their full potential.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and evenings.
  • Valid US driver’s license.


This position may be required to regularly lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally life up to 50 pounds

Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to non-weather wet or humid conditions, and fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; and is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts or work in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud.

Pay: $93,000 - $99,000 annually plus benefits depending on experience 

Employment Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid WA driver's license with a safe driving history. A criminal background check, driving record review, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment tuberculosis test will be required of the selected applicant. This role is not remote. Successful applicants must live and work in Washington State to perform this role.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required.

Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to offer a comprehensive program of group benefits to help maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing. These include: 

  • Medical  
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan 
  • 11 paid holidays, 2 personal holidays 
  • Vacation and sick accrual  
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Free zoo membership that includes zoo admission and discounts 
  • 4 complimentary tickets per year plus other discounts and perks  
  • Free staff parking 
  • Working for an organization that cares about wildlife conservation! 

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number FAC-23-00012  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

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